Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Zack Phillips’ hot start to the 2011 post-season has netted him a weekly honour from the Canadian Hockey League.

Phillips was named the CHL Player of the Week this afternoon after scoring four goals and adding four assists in his first two playoff games of the year against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. The Fredericton native became the first Sea Dog to score four goals in a single game last Friday when he netted a hat-trick-plus-one in Saint John’s 10-0 win over the Eagles in Game One. He also added an assist.

On Saturday, Phillips was feeling a little more generous and assisted on three goals in the Dogs’ 7-1 victory over Cape Breton. The trio of assists gave Phillips eight points on the weekend.

A top prospect for the upcoming National Hockey League Entry Draft, the second-year Sea Dog recorded 38 goals and 57 assists in 67 regular season games. He finished second in team scoring, 10 points behind linemate Jonathan Huberdeau.

It is the second time this season that the Sea Dogs forward has won the award. He was also named the CHL Player of the Week for November 22 – 28.

According to a CHL press release, “Christian Thomas of the Oshawa Generals was also considered for the award after scoring three goals and six assists for nine points in three games. Brett Ferguson of the Red Deer Rebels had five points in two games scoring one goal and four assists. “

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